Forgot to mention Lancer EVO's, WRX's and the Golf R's. Haha
In fact...The whole Subaru Line is actually pretty good if AWD and good MPG is all you want/need.
EVO's, WRX's and GOLF R's are a little on the small side for me. I like a little more cargo space. OUTBACK and LEGACY looks really nice.
I think TOYOTA RAV4's have AWD/4X4 options too? No? Correct me. If they do...I think they might be a good contender too.